Just joined the community and this is my first post. I just bought a new home that was very extensively renovated. The original home was built in 1924 with a major addition sometime between 1978-83. I had a home inspection done and the inspector said he saw no signs of asbestos in the home. The basement was only partially redone and on the basement floor there is some nasty old vinyl flooring that was already partially stripped out. I was going to go about stripping out the rest in preparation for laying some new flooring, but the more I read about old vinyl the more I am worried this stuff may contain asbestos.
I have two questions:
1. Can anyone tell from the picture if asbestos is likely?
2. If there is asbestos, how contaminated is my home likely to be now that half of the vinyl was already torn out (probably not carefully)?
Hoping for the best, but I don't want to take my chances ...